Ireland Announce 31 Man World Cup Squad

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Ireland have announced their 31 man squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup which begins in just over two weeks time. Joe Schmidt has confirmed widespread rumours that winger Andrew Trimble has failed to secure a place in the squad after a toe injury at the start of this year. Despite returning to training, the […] READ MORE


What Can We Learn From the First Ireland Squad?

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Joe Schmidt announced his first Ireland squad for the Summer Internationals, and while there were no extreme surprises, there were a few things we could gather from this selection. We’ll start with the inclusion of winger Andrew Trimble, and it looks like Schmidt is going to give the Ulsterman every possible chance to make the […] READ MORE


Schmidt Names Irish World Cup Training Squad

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Irish coach Joe Schmidt has named a 45 man training squad for this September’s World Cup. The major talking point from the squad announcement is the omission of Ian Keatley. The Munster out half started Ireland’s opening Six Nations game against Italy, scoring 14 points. The out halves Schmidt has decided to go with in […] READ MORE